Reform and clean on save no longer working in 8.2.1

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RobbieOrvis
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Reform and clean on save no longer working in 8.2.1

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Hello,

We've found that the Reform and Clean on Save option no longer works in DSS 8.2.1. It appears that the box with options is more limited than in previous versions as well.

We tested this by viewing the code in a text file, selecting the option to reform by alphabetizing, then renaming one of the variables by adding a Z in front, and then seeing whether or not the model reordered things in the text file of the .mdl. We tried to the reform and clean before and after making any changes, as well as after saving, reopening, then clicking it again, but none of these seems to have worked.

We are trying to allow for multiple staff to make model edits with a single reviewer, but this bug currently makes it very difficult to do this because it makes the difference tracker highlight all code following the first change.
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Re: Reform and clean on save no longer working in 8.2.1

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Reform/clean was not really the right thing to do when saving a model, it's more for cleaning up internal memory so we replaced it with something slightly different.

If you click on Model->Settings, there is a new section titled "File Format". Changing the settings here is the best option.
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RobbieOrvis
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Re: Reform and clean on save no longer working in 8.2.1

Post by RobbieOrvis »

Great, thanks!
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